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History of Hansbrough’s Ridge

In 1812, Peter Hansbrough of “Zhe Hol” purchased “Cole’s Hill Estate,” an acquisition including Cole’s Hill and a mile-long wooded ridge tracking south of Cole’s Hill—inevitably called Hansbrough’s Ridge. Peter Hansbrough’s house (no longer standing) was situated on an eastern spur of Cole’s Hill, overlooking Mountain Run. […]

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Pardoe’s Perspective: A Nation of Cynics

I have been a cynic most of my life, long before it became trendy. I have always believed it is healthy to challenge the status quo, to question, to display a lack of trust in the government or individuals. I’ve even written books on being cynical at work. […]

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Wild Ideas: The treefrogs are calling, and I must go

Much of the spring, I have felt like a private eye specializing in divorce cases — stalking animals, camera in hand, to try to catch them in flagrante delicto. One evening last week, it was the calling of gray treefrogs that put me on the hunt for mating herps once again. […]